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Dissertation Information for Sajjad Rehman

NAME:
- Sajjad Rehman

DEGREE:
- Ph.D.

DISCIPLINE:
- Library and Information Science

SCHOOL:
- Indiana University (USA) (1985)

ADVISORS:
- Marcy Murphy

COMMITTEE MEMBERS:
- David Kaser
- George Whitbeck
- George D. Kuh

MPACT Status: Fully Complete

Title: TEACHING OF MANAGEMENT IN RELATION TO DIFFERENT MANAGEMENT THEORIES IN THE LIBRARY SCHOOLS OF NORTH AMERICA: AN EXPLORATORY STUDY

Abstract: The chief problem investigated in the study was the topical coverage of four management theories (classical, behavioral, and systems schools, and recent theories and perspectives) and three topical categories (organizational behavior, personnel management, and other management functions and processes) in the required management course in the library education programs of North America. A related problem was to identify a profile of the instructors regarding their education, experience, publication activity, and age to examine if the differences among these characteristics were significantly related to the coverage of four management theories. The perceptions of instructors concerning their goals for teaching the course and additional measures for preparing the entry-level librarians for supervisory roles were also investigated.

A questionnaire was administered to seventy-five instructors engaged in teaching the basic management course during 1983-84. The responses of sixty-six instructors (88%) were subjected to computer analysis by using SPSS program.

It was found that behavioral school was the most extensively covered theory, while classical and systems schools, and recent theories and perspectives ranked second, third, and fourth in their coverages. Organizational design was found more fully covered than personnel management and other management functions and processes. Some topics including determinants of individual's behavior, group dynamics, and reward management were found slightly covered. Differences among instructors regarding their education, experience, publications, and age were found inconclusive to predict significantly the coverages of management theories in the basic management course. The instructors perceived that an understanding of organizational behavior was the most important goal for teaching the course. Wide variation was found in instructors' perceptions for the importance of additional measures for preparing the entry-level librarians for supervisory roles.

It was found that some fundamental phenomena of behavioral school and personnel management were given less coverage. The findings implied that the management instructors ought to review the syllabi of the course in a rational, systematic, and holistic way.

MPACT Scores for Sajjad Rehman

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calculated 2008-01-31 06:07:32

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